For instance, Google where Asian Carp come from and you get this tidy bit of info:
This must be established, or you might miss how stupid it is that scientists are pushing to rename the species because - you guessed it - racist. The CBS News had a special segment in which some fellow with some parks service said it was named Asian because it was a nuisance - you know, like Asians. Not because the species originate in Asia. A democratic congresswoman was also interviewed who said we need to be sensitive about words and terms used to perpetuate racist stereotypes..
The news report didn't mention once in the story that the Carp in question originated in Asia. It merely said they were imported in an effort to control certain species in the wild. It never once said where they were brought from. That made the false assumption above sound more plausible, times being what they are.
Of course the story made efforts to connect it to anti-Asian violence and the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. It even went the extra mile to connect it to Trump's racist attempt to link Covid to the Chinese people. Because being from China or Asia apparently doesn't matter when it comes to finding out where things originate? It doesn't matter. The point is to embed in our minds the idea that if it came from any time in the Christian West's past, we can assume it is racist and must be abolished. This includes such racist ideas as equality, liberty, sanctity of life, the Golden Rule, the rule of law, or the names of insects and fish.
This is also what happens when being a righteous crusader is the easiest way to get on the news and be relevant, even if the crusade is brain-dead stupid. A plea for scientists to stay in science and stop thinking they exceed the bravery of soldiers hitting the beaches by looking for the latest offensive name that needs abolished, whether it's based on reality or not.
As for the news report, it was lies and falsehoods. Much selective word choice while ignoring important facts - like the fact that Asian Carp originated from Asia (China specifically), hence the name. Again, there are fools and liars, and then there are those who know better than to believe anything the modern news media has to say.
Now, we have today and tomorrow off owing to our youngest's birthday. I wasn't going to blog at all, but couldn't pass up the stupid - and the dangerous. It's stupid as we all know the reality, but its purpose is diabolical. But that's that, and I'll be back after the festivities. TTFN.